8. Strayer Education Inc. ( STRA): Provides various academic programs through traditional classrooms and Internet.
9. The Washington Post Company ( WPO): Operates as a diversified education and media company in the United States and internationally. Market cap at $3.31B, most recent closing price at $446.37. Dividend yield: 2.2%. Short float: 6.96%. Shares shorted have decreased from 478.87K to 427.52K over the last month, a decrease which represents about 1.19% of the company's float of 4.33M shares. Days to cover ratio at 18.04 days.
10. EXCO Resources Inc. ( XCO): Engages in the exploration, exploitation, development, and production of onshore North American oil and natural gas properties with a focus on shale resource plays. Market cap at $1.56B, most recent closing price at $7.18. Dividend yield: 2.79%. Short float: 8.74%. Shares shorted have decreased from 20.77M to 18.32M over the last month, a decrease which represents about 1.84% of the company's float of 133.14M shares. Days to cover ratio at 5.36 days. Compare analyst ratings for the companies mentioned. List compiled by Rebecca Lipman. Short data sourced from Yahoo! Finance, all other data sourced from Finviz.